urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good helles, not unlike Paulaner in its malt profile--light sweetness and a complexity of light flavors. Preferable maybe to Spaten, but frankly not worth the high price. The good looking swingtop bottle should hold a beer more substantial or alluring.
Hildigöltur (5106) - København, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale. Very light and thin. It is bland and lacks character. The great Germans can do much better than this.
PorterPounder (4612) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clean, Saaz hops induced aroma - not skunky at all, hints of frush cut grass. Fluffy white head upon pourign - very abundant - good lacing to go along with it. Light golden appearance - lots of bubble action. The flavor has a bit of a honey sweetness to it overlaying the light hoppiness and gentle malts. Vrry smooth mouthfeel - almost velvety. Absolutely no aftertaste. Very good Lager.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow color with a sickly white head. The aroma was captivating...slight hops bitterness...some maltiness...grassy tones with a kind of mint character. The flavor was boring...basic malty lager. Very watery feel.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. White head. Sweet and malty charachters in the nose. Flavour is very sweetish and boring. Is drinkable when cold, but when it warms up it gets a little cloying.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
aaah yes, almost every german town has at least one: the fabulously quaffable helles thirst quenchers, combining the duality of easy drinking with rich golden grains inextricably bound with sassy but cleverly understated hops. but this isn't one of those. alas, the poor denizens of altenmunster must hike over to the next town, 'cause this one is a wan and feeble effort. yellow as grandpa's toenails, head as thick as a napkin, reeking of pathos and failure. nose at best mimics light honey-biscuits -- some sweetness, functional carbonation, lemon notes, miserly hopping. in it's dreams it has the grandeur of a leinenkugels, which is like a worm dreaming of a being a toad. bleh.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has an overwhelming hay aspect to it. Very cloudy blond pour, quickly dissipating head. Flavor, well I just can't get past the hay. It masks what little sweetness exists. Pass on this one.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Cloudy golden colour with a thin head (strange for a German beer...). The taste is malty and hoppy. This beer is very drinkable, but not really as good as other German beers.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Skunky. Not good. Won’t try again. It has an almost rotten flavor.